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Old 06-25-2012, 04:11 AM   #15
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Our 2011 Baystar has a weather band in the in-dash radio. If you have it on another station besides the weather band when a weather alert goes on in the county you are in it changes the station over to the NOAA band and gives you the update. A Very nice option when you're traveling and don't happen to know what county you're always in. Love it.
I have one also, however they only tell you the weather in the area you're in. If you're traveling a few hundred miles you'll need other information as I've mentioned in my previous post.
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Regarding weather - all hazard, alert radios from wherever.

They require a code if you wish to LIMIT them to one are or 2 or 10, If you want to get all the alerts, as in "As you go down the road" DO NOT CODE THEM.

By default they get all alerts.. What's more some of them (IE: pocket types) have a "Travel" Button, press (And hold till it beeps in the case of the one I have) and it disables the code detector and you get ALL alerts, no matter the codes you have put in.

So that's how I would do it.. In fact, that *IS* how I do it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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For iOS users, check out iMapWeather Radio.

Let's you pick multiple locations (ie home, family, etc) while also geo-tracking your location give you updates for your exact county. Very nice fine tuning of which alerts you prefer to receive. Severe weather notices pop up with a voice notice conveying the alert followed by the weather radio announcement.

A bit pricey for an app ($10) but worth every penny. Highly rated and recommended.
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CB radio has it built in.
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To the person who commented on having Weatherbug on his desktop.

I tried it.. It tripped every anti-virus program I have.. I recommend getting rid o fit and going with Forecast Fox or some such (That is a firefox add on) ALso get some good anti-malware software installed, You need it.
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To the person who commented on having Weatherbug on his desktop.

I tried it.. It tripped every anti-virus program I have.. I recommend getting rid o fit and going with Forecast Fox or some such (That is a firefox add on) ALso get some good anti-malware software installed, You need it.
I mentioned Weatherbug but not for a desktop. I use it on my iPhone and find it to be accurate and never had any of the issues you had.
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Dang quote buttton still not loading original text.

Someone ask for pointers on what to do in bad weather and someone else commented on needing weather alerts for hundreds of miles away.

I will take them in reverse of that order.

You do not need weather alerts for hundreds of miles away, You need FORECASTS and you can get them from The Weather Channel on your Sat TV. IF I"m 200 miles from say .. Joplin, and they are under a tornado warning, it will expire before I get there less my RV has a model number like F-14 Tomcat or some such. (My RV can not even do 1/7th of mach 1)

Now, What to do.

IF you are on the road and you get a WATCH, Do just that, WATCH, You should take a weather spotter course to know what to watch for.

If you get a warning,,, Well the spotter course tells you what to do then too but seek shelter.. FAST.

When you pull into a campground, find out where the designated shelters are during your check in process.

Survival in an Emergency is way over 50 percent prepreation.
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I figure if I'm on the road and I get a weather alert of bad weather in the area I'm in........I'm pulling off the road and not worried about the weather a few counties away
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Quite a few CB radios have storm alerts on them for severe weather
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My 2012 Baystar has a Jensen 210 radio that alerts you to weather whenever it detects a broadcast alert for wherever you are. I heard an alert while in Gillette, WY at the Newmar Rally and without doing anything it turned on and gave the weather alert For Teton county while camped in the Grand Teton NP.
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